Muscle Group of the Month: Quadriceps

Hockey season is underway! So this month, we will be focusing on one of the most important muscles for hockey players – the quadriceps. However, not only is this group of muscles important for increasing performance on the ice; improving quadriceps strength and flexibility will also allow you to improve your walking, running, biking, or swimming; whatever you do to keep you healthy!

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  • Lie down on your side, perfectly straight
  • Extend your bottom arm above your head
  • Balance with your upper arm
  • While exhaling, slowly lift your leg into the air
  • Hold your leg in the air for 2 seconds
  • Slowly lower your leg back to the ground
  • Repeat 10 times and then switch legs